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Capital Radio UAE’s Peter Redding Shifts Focus To Mike Ashley


Peter Redding has sent out another tweet but this time in response to the messages he has been receiving from Newcastle United supporters.

This is what Peter has tweeted this morning.


From this comment, we gather that the statement Peter gave on Monday from the Bin Zayed Group is the only one that is coming.

There were reports of a drafted statement from BZG and we had hoped that Peter’s earlier tweet was just a precursor to an official statement.

That does not appear to be the case and it looks like BZG do not have plans for any further statements at the moment.

The Hierarchy– doom and gloom

It is interesting that Redding does try to shift the focus for communication on the takeover to Mike Ashley and away from BZG.

We would have two takeaways from what Peter has tweeted.

First, it appears as though the Bin Zayed Group are very frustrated with Mike Ashley. Maybe they expected some sort of a response from him after Monday’s statement.

Second, if they are waiting for Mike Ashley to communicate and if any part of the next process hinges on him, this takeover may have in fact stalled.

Though with news this morning that Steve Bruce may be announced in the coming days as the next manager of the club, the likelihood of a takeover anytime soon was looking remote.

We still have nothing from the club on anything of significance. Nothing on the proposed takeover, no updates on the manager search, and no updates transfer meetings.

Nothing. So we will not hold our breath while waiting for anything from Mike Ashley.


189 comments so far

  • pitch invasions@SJP

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #81

    The targets should be Ashley AND the puppets defending him and his way, including Bruce if he accepts.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #82

    OT

    Don’t let Charmless off the hook.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #83

    Correction, could be within the hour.
    Taxi to a field in the Dales.
    Chopper to SJP.
    Pizza slices with Chumley
    A couple of Polaroids.
    Sky banners fluttering.
    Hi ya Brucie says the Frogs.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #84

    I can hear all that ‘wor own’ etc coming out already in the press conference. Steve trying to be more geordie than geordie mc george

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #85

    Tramp
    SB won’t sign for less than 3 years anyway and I don’t think fat man has any intention of selling up voluntarily. We’ll have to “persuade” him !

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #86

    All Geordie want NUFC to be the best football club.
    All Geordie know that NUFC will never be the best it can be with the current owner.
    Therefore how can Steve Bruce accept the job, other than for self interest and in spite of all other Geordies.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #87

    For once i agree with you Ron. It’s a disgrace that he hasn’t resigned.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #88

    Our first big defeat (probably Arsenal) will be the tipping point for many fans and against normal protocol at SJP pitch invasion will ensue, probably at the end!

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  • CJ

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #89

    We shouldn’t forget when Rafa left we also lost 3 of his support team. If Bruce comes who will he bring in with him? Could also be the reason of the £5m Wednesday are asking in compensation.
    For me Bruce will not be an interim manager and if he comes then Ashley remains in charge.
    The idea of Pitch invasions to get games abandoned sounds good on the surface but with technology today those who do it will be identified and receive bans possibly up to life bans from attending matches. One day it will get better and then you won’t be able to enjoy the good times.
    I just wish I could wake up from this nightmare

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #90

    Can the cue for the pitch invasion be singing the “Hokey Cokey”?

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #91

    Amanda hurry up pet, leave the lippy, you’ve got a contract to sign in the next 60minutes.

    Maybe Bruce is BZG’s appointment.
    Didn’t think of that did we ?
    No we didn’t

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #92

    Benny10 #6

    If Ashley chooses to sell now he will get what he want’s £350Mill , if we are relegated end of season and don’t make an mediate return to the Prem, then he will be to claw back £50Mill,don’t forget we don’t own SJP.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #93

    This is Steve McClaren II, Munster.

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  • Tartantoon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #94

    We only have ourselves to blame. If we had seen past the fact that Bruce’s penned offerings “Striker” “Sweeper” and “Defender” are probably the 3 worst crime novels ever written and bought them in greater numbers – or at all, he may now be usurping Stephen Kingon gthe books made into films front rather than about to add to our misery.

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  • supersholamackemslayer

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #95

    That’s me done then. I’ll just support grass roots till he’s gone. Hopefully BZG blink first and get it done. Hopefully its Ashley’s last roll of the dice but feeling now is it’s over.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #96

    oldarse – why buy any football shirt?!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #97

    ArtyH – Well said

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  • scott

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #98

    Bambams #47

    I too have been looking at all this trying to work out what’s going on in Ashley’s head!

    My only logical conclusion is this is him showing us fans who is boss, he is taking everything we love about the club to be replaced with stuff that will boil our pi55!

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  • CJ

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #99

    Ron
    I also agree with you. Charnley just sits in the directors box and gets no chants aimed at him. I also believe he should have resigned a long time ago.
    Maybe the few fans that do attend the Arsenal game should also direct some get out of our club chants at Charnley as well

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #100

    Ron

    Very true, charnley is just a poisonous. Spineless come to mind

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #101

    Well done archer, just need to get smith

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  • Shot Bru

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #102

    Smith is too good, he will bat all the way through.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #103

    Like Bruce is worth the £5mil compo! Wow, the world is a crazy place at the minute.
    Saying that, he was Sir Bobby’s preferred successor! Agent Bruce it is then?

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #104

    Charnley has enabled Ashley for years. He has to be made aware of his responsibility to the fans and the club. He is presiding over our complete collapse!

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  • beefman13

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #105

    The red n white tie, the big red face, the big red nose, big bloated kite, running down the touchline when they scored against us, writing a song about how much he hates toon fans.
    Yes we very likely will be getting one of the most disgusting sly Geordie individuals ever created.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #106

    I’ve just been reading through the posts and the one poster who actually tells it how it is, and understands how Ashley works is OUR TOON, so many get very offensive at home truths.
    Anyway SJP will still be full next season.
    Bicker all you like but it won’t make a sh.t of difference.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #107

    Shot bru

    He is class but as wickets keep falling the pressure will mount on him to get the runs.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #108

    Sports Mole
    Are saying that they the BZG or what ever you call them have passed the fit and proper test but with Rafa leaving added complications
    Would someone please come out and tell the supporters what the HELL is going on!!!!!

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  • c-dog

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #109

    with big sam confirming an approach was made by the club last week it blows the takeover out of the water
    1. the club have remained silent on the takeover and have clearly had no meaningful contact with bzg in quite some time. a poor way to behave in any business relationship
    2. bzg statement through redding on monday is absolute hogwash and they are confirmed frauds

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  • Jib

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #110

    It’s Coming home
    It’s Coming home
    Brucies coming home

    FFS

    1
  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #111

    Shola

    Me too.

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  • gillmag

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #112

    Sickening, sickening, sickening.
    What more can anyone say.
    BZG time wasters.
    Weeks of optimism eradicated by the worst choice Management decision in living memory (apart form Joe Kinnear)
    Its hard to believe how much damage this arrogant tw@t has done.

    Sky will now run with this story and try and make it sound like Ashley has done us a favour.
    Well he and they can F2ck off.
    Boycott every game.
    As far as Im concerned the club is dead.
    I’ll not go back till its resurrected.

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  • Shot Bru

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #113

    Sorry to mention cricket

    I’m not surprised that Agent Bruce is on the verge..but surely he knows the score with Ashley..

    Money talks I guess..and ego!

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  • sam down south

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #114

    I am trying to figure our MA’s logic. I assumed he wanted to sell – pickup around 300 million and walkaway. I think the problem is MA has decided if he sells he wants to keep the advertising rights (it gives Shite Direct massive free publicity). No intelligent buyer is ever going to agree so the club isn’t going to be sold. MA has had yet more free publicity with the fake sale.

    MA probably thinks even if relegation happens then he can sell some of the big names and then buy Championship players to get us promoted again. He has done it before so what’s the problem!

    The problem is it gives us fans absolutely no hope, no dream of ever creating a team to be proud of. My son has only been to one match and it was the dullest of dull matches – it was heartbreaking. MA simply doesn’t feel any necessity to communicate, or tell the truth (invest every penny), and doesn’t value style or entertainment – it’s balance sheet only. Nothing is going to change until the fans react and directly get MAs attention, such as protesting nearby his home, office, restaurants – so he realises while he screws up our lives it can be a two way street. I cannot think of a business man I despise so much – I have never figured out why rich people don’t just enjoy their life and why they feel untouchable and feel they can destroy people’s lives and hopes with impunity.

    My own belief is you get what you deserve. In which case MA is going to have a misserable life.

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  • Jib

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #115

    c-dog
    with big sam confirming an approach was made by the club last week

    He said Monday or Tuesday

    Wrong again

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #116

    JfA

    You knuckle dragger. Who said anything about pay as you play? Welbeck has a better record than Rondon in the PL. Get him fit and with less travelling due to no European football he’d surely stand a better chance of remaining so.

    Makes me laugh to see people turning their nose up at likes of Welbeck and Carroll. Both significantly better goals to minute record than Rondon in the PL. Welbeck in particular would be a good fit for us and Shelvey.

    Carroll a goal every 244 mins in PL
    Welbeck every 265
    Rondon every 315.

    On a free, knowing he isn’t going to get the 100k he was on at Arsenal, more like 60-80k he’d be a very good signing.

    Grateful for what Rafa did, wish he was still here, but he obviously wanted Ashley to invest his own money in a bid to propel progress, coupled with the fat China cash all things considered he turned down a decent offer here and one which he surely could’ve challenged top 10 with throughout a season. That would have been progress, just not quick enough for him and seemingly others on here. Maybe pundits are correct and majority of Newcastle fans do think they have a divine right to be top 6. Can’t slowly build, must have it now! Rafa rejected a reasonable proposition because despite talk of projects he actually just wanted to spend his way to the sharp end as quickly as possible. With that not happening he thought sod it £12m a year will fill the void

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  • Shot Bru

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #117

    And deliver Our Toon

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #118

    There’s some tossers on here who will support any manger and ashley as long as they can get to match day your a disgrace to fans who wsnt to do something about this

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  • BENNY 10

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #119

    This is just too much. The silence throughout all this is such an insult to fans. It has to stop, pitch invasion is exactly the way people should be thinking it’s time to put up or shut up and take Ashleys medicine

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  • davis_toons

    Jul 11, 2019 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #120

    Anyone related to the club e.g. Shearer and company will ask fans to support Bruce and unless we want to bring the club down we just have to do that.

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